Weekly Links: Flames seeking public money for new arena; Lack of NHL support for Pride initiatives; Adidas strikes deal to make NHL jerseys; and more

The Weekly Links post highlights important or interesting writing from the hockey blogosphere and media. Enjoy!

  • The Calgary Flames, along with the Stampeders of the CFL, unveiled plans for an elaborate proposed stadium complex in downtown – with the city called upon to chip in $200 million. This editorial strongly condemns the plans. [Globe and Mail]
  • On Patrick Kane, sport culture, and misogyny: “The truly gifted athletes start being spoiled when they reach puberty and are taught that the normal rules don’t apply, that women can be mistreated and casually tossed aside.” [Chicago Business]
  • Greg Wyshynski condemns NHL teams’ slow movement in promoting Pride night at their arenas. [Puck Daddy]
  • And do check out the post that sparked Wyshynski’s editorial, which breaks down the extent (or lack thereof) of NHL support for Pride initiatives and LGBT acceptance. [Two Bearded Ladies]
  • The NHL announced a new jersey partnership with sportswear giant Adidas, sparking fears that adverts on NHL jerseys may soon follow. [TSN; SI.com]
  • Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets was the first outspoken player against the possibility of jersey ads, hyperbolically calling NHL sweaters “sacred.” [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Ryan Kennedy points out that there is a long history of corporate symbols on NHL jerseys. [The Hockey News]
  • Some advice for parents with competitive athlete children. [Women’s Hockey Life]
  • A look at Canadian women’s star Marie-Philip Poulin, who is playing with the Montreal Stars of the CWHL this season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Chinese prospect Rudi Ying is looking to follow the New York Islanders’ Andong Song as the second player from China to be drafted by an NHL team. He is eligible for the 2016 draft. [The Hockey News; Puck Daddy]
  • Dale Purinton, a former NHL player with the New York Rangers, has been charger with the crime of burglary. [Huffington Post]
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